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Crep Capsule: 6 Best Sneakers of 2004

Crep Capsule: 6 Best Sneakers of 2004

clock-circular-outline Posted January 19, 2024

Let’s take a quick dive into the sneaker archives of 2004

6 Best Sneakers of 2004

The year is 2004. Sandy Bodecker is working his magic on the SB Dunk collection as the Nike Dunk becomes an instant collector's dream. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Beaverton pond, the Jordan brand is taking a trip to memory lane, rallying up a resurgence of some of their most well-loved sneakers of all time. And who could forget the rise of the T-Mac’s 3’s? It goes without saying that 2004 was a year that certainly left an indelible mark on the sneaker scene.

To celebrate the year in all its glory, we are looking back at some of the most revolutionary sneakers that are celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2004.

Gen-z’s step aside as this one is for the Millennials - or anyone that wants to sink their into some sneaker greatness - we’ll let you decide…

1. Nike SB Dunk High ‘FLOM’

Nike Dunk High 'FLOM'

A gem amongst friends and family drops, the Nike Dunk High Pro SB 'Flom' was a graffiti-inspired masterpiece by Futura. Just 3 of 24 pairs reached the public, and in 2020, it dominated the Sotheby's 'Cult Canvas' auctioning at a whopping 63k, making it one of the top-selling Nike Dunks of all time.

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2. Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Jedi’

Nike Dunk Low 'Jedi'

The Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Jedi’, released in 2004, ingeniously merges Star Wars with streetwear, featuring Yoda-inspired green tones and neon accents reminiscent of lightsabers. A transformed 1980s basketball shoe, it symbolises the successful shift of the Dunk line into skateboarding culture, thanks to Nike's Sandy Bodecker, marking a significant milestone in sneaker history.

Don’t let the sneaker force down and keep your Dunk Low ‘Jedi’s’ clean with our signature Crep Protect Cure Kit

3. Roc-A-Fella x Air Force 1

Roc-A-Fella x Air Force 1 Low

The 2004 Roc-A-Fella x Nike Air Force 1 merges hip-hop legacy with sneaker culture. Celebrating the iconic 1982 design, it features an all-white leather base and the Roc-A-Fella logo, symbolising the deep connection between music and fashion. A favourite of legends like Jay-Z, this model stands as a coveted collector's item, marking the enduring impact of hip-hop on footwear design.

4. adidas T-MAC 3

adidas T-MAC 3
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The adidas T-MAC 3, released in 2004, is not just a sneaker, but a basketball icon. Famously worn by Tracy McGrady in a striking mismatched pair at the 2004 NBA All-Star Game, it captured the essence of the era's style and performance. With its bold faux-alligator texture and a blend of EVA midsole and adiPrene+ for comfort, the T-MAC 3 is more than eye-catching—it's a testament to athletic excellence.

Keep your T-MAC 3’s on the top of their game with the Crep FoamX

5. Air Jordan 4 Retro ‘Cool Grey’

Air Jordan 4 Retro 'Cool Grey'
The Air Jordan 4 Retro 'Cool Grey', released in 2004, is a timeless classic in the sneaker world. Its sleek grayscale colour scheme, combining leather and nubuck, offers a versatile and stylish look. Notable are the black accents and the pop of yellow on the Air unit and tongue branding, adding a unique touch to the understated design.

Swapping the Nike Air branding for the Jumpman logo on the heel, this edition is a vintage gem, sought-after by collectors. Although not easily found in stores, it remains a prized find on online marketplaces, embodying the enduring appeal of the Air Jordan legacy.

Your nubuck sneakers deserve some love too, dry clean them with the Crep Protect Eraser

6. Nike Zoom LeBron II

Nike Zoom LeBron II

The Nike Zoom LeBron II, released in 2004, set new standards in sneaker design and technology, surpassing its predecessor, the Air Zoom Generation. Highly anticipated, it rode the wave of LeBron James' burgeoning popularity. Available in limited colourways like the instantly sold-out black/white/red and white/navy/red, it also boasted a special NBA All-Star edition and rare summer low versions.

The pièce de résistance was the 'Birthday' edition, limited to 500 pairs, featuring an all-black leather upper with unique lasering. Far from a sophomore slump, the LeBron II is celebrated for its innovative aesthetics and comfort, securing its status as a pinnacle in LeBron's sneaker line.

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